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Today's News

  • Cannelton coach likes team's shooting

    CANNELTON—Good shooting and more quickness could help Cannelton’s boys basketball team improve on last year’s 8-13 record.

    “Our shooting looks pretty good,” said sixth-year coach Brian Garrett. And “we’re faster this year than we were last year.”

    The Bulldogs return two starters from last year, 5-foot-11 senior forward Ethan Herzog and 6-4 senior center T.J. James.

  • Bulldogs split two games

    CANNELTON—Nakaa Myers’ hot three-pointing shooting helped Cannelton rout Medora 71-41 in girls basketball Friday.

    Myers hit 7 of 9 from three-point range—and 11 of 13 from the field overall—as she scored a career-high 32 points.

    “We shot pretty well this evening,” said Cannelton Coach Mike Garrett. “Nakaa got on a roll.”

    Garrett said Myers, a senior wing player, was able to get open for a lot of three-point shots because Medora “played a soft 3-2 zone and they didn’t cover the wings very well.”

  • Tell City wrestling team strong in upper weights

    TELL CITY—In a switch from recent years, the upper weight classes should be the strength of Tell City’s wrestling team this year.

    Injuries and defections have robbed the Marksmen of much of their strength in lower weight classes.

    But they have returning starters in the 152- through 215-pound weight classes.

    At 215 is Dylan Froehlich, a fourth-year starter who went 39-5 and advanced to the semistate last year. He enters this season ranked 12th in the state in his weight class.

  • Wolfpack downs Tell City

    MARENGO—Shooting and ball-handling woes hurt Tell City in a 55-36 girls basketball loss to Crawford County Friday.

    Crawford County applied some full-court pressure early and Tell City committed eight turnovers in the first quarter and 15 in the first half.

    “Honestly I expected them to press us harder,” said Tell City Coach John Lyons. “We’ve been working hard against a press in practice and we’re going to keep working on it.”

  • Rangers hold off PC late

    FERDINAND—Forest Park used a strong inside-outside combination on offense to hold off Perry Central 54-46 in girls basketball Thursday.

    The Rangers, who lacked perimeter shooting the last two years, hit six three-point baskets, including three by junior reserve Jordan Theising.

    Junior center Sarah Hopf supplied most of the Rangers’ inside offense with a team-high 12 points, though “they had two other girls about as big as her,” said Perry Central Coach Bill Dickerson.

  • Little, Rothgerber elected to hall

    TELL CITY-Longtime Tell City Babe Ruth League officers Joanie Little and Katie Rothgerber have been elected to the Southern Indiana Babe Ruth Hall of Fame.

    Nominated by Tell City Babe Ruth president and area commissioner George Slunder, Little and Rothgerber were inducted at the annual Southern Indiana Babe Ruth meeting Oct. 8.

    Slunder and Tell City Babe Ruth League director Tom Aldridge are also among about 18 people in the hall, which was started about seven years ago, said Slunder.

  • Scheiber, Goffinet all-state; Hauenstein on academic list

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central junior Eric Scheiber and Tell City sophomore Sarah Goffinet have been named to the Indiana Association of Track and Cross Country Coaches second-team all-state cross country squads.

    Each was honored for schools from Class A and 2A football enrollments.

    Scheiber headed the boys seven-runner 1A-2A second team.

    Two of his teammates, Ian Bashor and Jake Schwartz, were named to the third team. Another, Neal Schwartz, headed the honorable mention list.

  • Hahus on volleyball academic all-state

    INDIANAPOLIS—Perry Central libero Hilarie Hahus has been named to the Indiana Coaches of Girls Sports Association’s academic all-state volleyball team.

    To be eligible for the team a player must be a senior and must have at least a 3.5 grade-point average on a 4.0 scale.

    She also must have scored at least 1,110 on the math and verbal parts of the SAT (not counting the essay writing part) or a 24 on the ACT.

    Perry Central outside hitter Jessica Huber received honorable mention on the academic all-state team.

  • Smith new county recreation director

    CANNELTON - Brad Smith will get to put his bachelor's degree in parks and recreation management to use as Perry County's recreation director.

    Smith was hired by the Perry County Parks and Recreation Department Wednesday to replace Dan Adams, who resigned in July to devote more time to his family's winery. Smith will officially start his duties Dec. 7.

    Parks board members had said they wanted someone with a degree in parks and recreation, and board president Edd Ransom said Smith seemed well-suited for every aspect of the job.

  • Recyclables revenue down $50k

    TELL CITY - A continuing slump in process for recyclable-materials prices will leave the Perry County Recycling Management District approximately $50,000 short of revenues it took in last year, Paul Alvey reported at a regular meeting of the agency's board of directors Thursday.

    The district had taken in just over $35,000 as of that day, the executive director said, compared to approximately $84,000 the same time last year.